Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Pikey Peak (4067m)

Highlights

  • Stunning view of snow-capped mountains like Everest Himalayan ranges, Thamserku, Kanchenjunga, Numbur, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Dhaulagiri from Pikey Peak
  • Climb to  Pikey Peak View Point (4067m)
  • Dense Rhododendron forests in Spring season
  • Yak Cheese factory
  • Experience the Sherpa Culture

Description

Pike Peak Trekking is a less crowded and newly introduced destination in the Lower Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek allows you to cover the unique geography of the Everest region. It gives you an opportunity to discover some of the beautiful mountains such as Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Ganesh Himal along with the gear Himalayas of the Everest region.
 
The off the beaten route to Pikey Peak offers trekkers with an insight of Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyles. Exploring the Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa Villages and walking through the forest of pine, Rhododendron and fir are some of the significant highlights of Pikey Peak. It is suitable for everyone who wants to discover the beauty of the Khumbu region.
 
This short trek starts with a scenic drive to Dhap Bazaar by sharing jeep. For those who do not want a physically challenging trek without a flight to the Everest region, then Pikey Peak Trek can be a decent option. A right combination of nature and cultural exploration, Pikey Peak can become your lifetime memory.
 
It can also be an ideal option for beginners who want to explore the Everest region with a short period of time. The 7 days Pikey Peak Trekking Itinerary involves 5 days of walking with an average trekking duration of 6 hours per day and 2 days of driving. 

The trek does not require any sort of technical training but demands proper physical fitness. So, if you are planning on a trip to Pikey Peak, engaging in activities such as swimming, cycling, running, etc. would help you a lot while trekking.
 
So, with all the attractions provided, who wouldn’t want to trek to the Pikey Peak, right? If you too wish to plan Pikey Peak Trek successfully, Mount Mania will be there to arrange your trip. Contact us if you want to have any queries regarding the Pikey Peak trip.

Itinerary

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Early morning after breakfast, we will take a sharing jeep to Dhap Bazaar. To reach today's destination, it will take 7-8 hours, the road follows the Sunkoshi River and Tama Koshi River. We will stop at Ghurmi, a small village where we will have a typical Nepali food for lunch. After 3 hours, we will reach to Dhap Bazaar. You can explore the local lifestyle of the local village - Dhap. Overnight at Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Dhap Bazaar
  • Altitude: 2932m

Today, you will walk through a dry and easy path which you will lead you to Sigane. From Kadeni, it will take you around 4-5 hours to reach the village of Jhapre. Walking along the bumpy routes, you will come across several wild orchids and astonishing landscapes of the Solu Okhaldhunga border.

You will observe the local farm life of the villagers and walk further west to reach Jhapre. Jhapre is a moderately sized farm village where you will come across many vantage points which will give you grand views of Mount Everest and Numbur Himal.

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Jhapre
  • Altitude: 2815m

From Jhapre, the trail today involves climbing through a Lamje Danda to reach Lamuje. As you reach Lamuje, the trail splits into two different directions where you will follow the right direction towards the Pikey Peak.

As you trek, you will leave behind the farm villages and settlements of the local people and enter into a dense forest of rhododendron, pine and fir trees. You will pass through some Mani stonewalls and yak herder's houses and then move towards Toriphule Danda. From here, you will walk for about two hours to reach the Pikey Peak Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Pikey Base Camp
  • Altitude: 3640m

Early in the morning, you will start walking uphill towards the deep forest areas along with the views of snow-capped mountains. The trail mostly involves climbing stone stairs with more wider views of the region. You will continue walking with some breaks in between for refreshments. After walking for about 4 hours from here, you will reach to the most awaited destination of your trip, Pikey Peak.

Reaching on the top of Pikey Peak is both adventurous and exciting at the same time. It is the highest point of the entire trek that stands at an altitude of 4032 meters. The top of the peak offers you with the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges along with sunrise views over the mountains. Along with this, the top of the peak rewards you with magnificent views of Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Gauri Sankar, Numbur and many more.

After exploring the spectacular views from the top of Pikey Peak, you will head back on a downhill trail to Kande.

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Kande
  • Altitude: 3500m

The final destination for today is Junbensi. From Kande, you will take a downhill trail along the dense forest of coniferous. You will cross Lamjura La. En route, you could see closer views of Mount Everest, Numbur Himal and many more.

The route will then take you towards Taktor village from where you will walk along the Buddhist prayer walls and reach to a village of Junbesi. On reaching Junbesi, you will visit the Junbesi monastery, Hillary Schools, and Sherpa village.

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Junbesi
  • Altitude: 2675m

After exploring the Sherpa Village of Junbesi, you will now head towards the main trail of Solu at Phaplu. It will take you around 5 hours to reach Phaplu from Junbesi. Walking through the beautiful village along with the scenic views of the mountains, you will finally reach Phaplu.

Phaplu is the place from where you will take your flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Phaplu, you will stay in a local Sherpa lodge where you will spend your night.

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Phaplu
  • Altitude: 2413m

Today is the last day of your Pikey Peak Trek. In the morning, you will take a drive to Kathmandu from Phaplu. It will take you around 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu. You will transfer to your hotel.  

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • 6 Nights Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Sharing Jeep (Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar)
  • Sharing Jeep (Phaplu to Kathmandu)
  • 1 English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Necessary Trekking Permits
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
03 Apr, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$750
10 Apr, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$750
17 Apr, 2020 - 23 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$750
24 Apr, 2020 - 30 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$750

Useful Information

Best Season for Pikey Peak Trek

Autumn and Spring are the Best time of the year for Pike peak trek. The trek is also doable during winter and monsoon season. However, the unfavorable weather and temperature of the Everest region during winter and monsoon season can become a barrier during the trek. So the choice is really yours whether you want a challenging and demanding trekking experience during winter and monsoon or a comfortable trekking experience during autumn and spring season.

Autumn that falls in the month of September, October, and November has always been the priority when it comes to trekking. Autumn is the season of festivals in Nepal and time for celebration. It is post-monsoon season due to which you can expect minimum rainfall in the region. Overall, autumn offers trekkers with favorable weather and temperature for trekking. The weather is usually stable and transparent due to which you will have greater visibility of the mountain ranges.  

Spring is mostly sorted out by nature lovers. The lower regions of the Pikey peak trek constitutes lush jungles of Rhododendron and others. In Spring, you will see the attractive and colorful flowers of Rhododendrons blooming all over the trail. Along with that, weather and temperature remain calm and stable in Spring.

With adequate gears and proper planning, you can do this trek all year round. Make your mind to go and remember us. We will organize the best Pikey peak trek for you.

So, if you are someone who wants to challenge yourself and test your limits, trekking during winter and monsoon can be the best option for you. But, for beginner trekkers, I would recommend you to for either Spring or Autumn season which will give you a comfortable trekking experience.

Difficulties During Pikey Peak Trek

  • You will be trekking to altitudes higher than 4000 meters. So, while trekking to Pikey peak, there is a risk of altitude sickness. Be more careful, drink plenty of water. Walk slowly in your own pace. Doing this will help to avoid altitude sickness.
  • The trek becomes hard if the weather deteriorated while you are at the high altitudes. You cannot believe clear skies, and they can turn grey at seconds. Be careful. Keep information on the weather patterns in the region while you trek.
  • Sometimes, the trek becomes difficult due to lack of proper and adequate trekking gears. Remember, you are going to the Himalayas. Anything can happen. So, make sure you take everything that is necessary. You can take a look at packing lists for trekking in Nepal for help.
  • Remote trails and some tough sections. You are going to a highly remote place in Nepal. So, you will have to walk in a rugged and challenging trail. Train your mind and body to be ready adapting with the remoteness.